In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
The clip Trupo spies on Frank from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin
I see them.
There he is.
The fuck is this guy doing?
Merry Christmas, Detectives.
Yeah. Enjoy that.
You fellas have a good time.
South Vietnamese troops called in air strikes
The clip Richie gives up custody from American Gangster (2007) with Carla Gugino
Look, I'm sorry I never gave you the kind of life you wanted, all right.
I'm sorry it was never enough.
Don't punish me for being honest.
Don't take my boy away.
What are you saying? That because you were honest
and you didn't take money like every other cop, I left you?
No, you don't take money for one reason.
To buy being dishonest about everything else.
And that's worse than taking money nobody gives a shit about.
Drug money, gambling money nobody's gonna miss.
You know, I'd rather you took it and been honest with me.
Or don't take it. I don't care. But then don't go cheat on me.
Don't cheat on your kid by never being around.
Don't go out and get laid by your snitches and your secretaries and strippers!
I can tell by just looking, she's one of them.
You think you're going to heaven because you're honest, but you're not.
You're going to the same hell as the crooked cops you can't stand.
Please be seated.
Miss Dickerson, before the court renders its opinion,
is there anything else you'd like to be heard on?
Yes, Your Honour.
Your Honour, a lot has been said here today about how unsavoury
Mr Roberts' environment is for a child. How dangerous it is.
We tell him to protect us. We give him that responsibility,
but then say, "Oh, we don't trust you to raise a child.
The clip Richie gives up custody Part 2 from American Gangster (2007)
"We don't think you're fit for that. "
Being around me is no place for a kid.
You take him to Vegas. I'll come see him when I can.
Your Honour, I want to apologise for wasting the court's time.
The clip Frank wants to pay off the police investigators from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, Lymari Nadal
South Vietnamese troops called in air strikes
on Communist positions inside the city:
Paying off Johnny Law, that's one thing.
There ain't no problem with that.
I've been paying off the police since I was 10 years old.
Put more of their kids through college than the National Merit Award.
Give me one of them round one... Yeah.
This is different, though. These...
Special Investigative Unit. That's their problem. They think they're special.
Fucking crooks. No code of ethics.
What do you think?
Looks great. It's beautiful.
The police, that ain't the only somebody I'm worried about.
I seeing cars where I ain't never seen them before, people I don't know.
Yeah, me, too.
Ho, ho, ho.
Merry Christmas, Charlie.
Merry Christmas, Charlie.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Here, take this.
A quick toast, and then I'll be off.
What happened here was an accident of war: Somebody made a mistake:
Bumpy ain't hardly ever go out no more. After a certain point he stayed in the house.
Play chess. Read the newspaper.
I thought he was just trying to lead the quiet life, but no, he couldn't go nowhere.
Not without something happening.
We can still go out.
With who? Where?
But I know he's under surveillance.
Ain't gonna be no Christmas time with my family being here no more.
Why don't you just pay who you have to pay?
I do pay them. I pay thousands and millions to dope dealers, crooks, cops.
I pay everybody. I pay more than they should get.
I can't satisfy nobody!
The clip Frank wants to pay off the police investigators Part 2 from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, Lymari Nadal
I can't satisfy nobody!
It's like dope! Everybody's strung out! The more you give 'em, the more they want.
They expect more.
Give more and they want more.
Do you want to go out?
All right, baby. Put something of what you got.
That's Christmas spirit.
That's what I'm talking about. Feliz Navidad:
The clip Trupo is mad about his blown up car from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Oh, shit. Fuck, is that the cops there, man?
It's all right.
The hell they're gonna do, give us a ticket?
Stuff's in the car, Frank.
Some of it's in the trunk.
How you doing, Frank?
I'm good. How you doing, Detective?
How was your Thanksgiving?
Not so good, as a matter of fact. Why don't you get out of the car?
Come on, give me the fucking keys.
Where's the Shelby at?
The Shelby's gone, Frank.
The Shelby's gone?
Stay right there.
Yes, sir. Right here.
You got anything worth looking at in here?
Hey, that's that Trupo guy.
Is that him? Yeah.
Come over here a minute, Frank.
What are we gonna do about this?
We don't do shit about it. We close it up, throw it back in the trunk,
everybody go home, have some pumpkin pie, warm apple cider.
I got a better idea.
Or would you rather me throw you and your brother in the fucking river?
Would you rather your house blows up next time?
I loved that car.
What's he doing? Shakedown!
Somebody's getting some money for the Benevolent Fund.
Look at that shit.
The clip Trupo is mad about his blown up car Part 2 from American Gangster (2007) with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Denzel Washington
It's all right. Go and get in the car.
All right, you call me back.
The clip the FBI talks to Richie from American Gangster (2007) with Russell Crowe, Larry Mitchell
INS, IRS, FBI. I can't get a damn thing out of any of them.
Because they all think you're on the take. And you think they are.
You know, I don't think they want this to stop.
I think it employs too many people.
Judges, lawyers, cops, politicians, prison guards, probation officers.
They stop bringing dope into this country,
about 100,000 people are going to be out of a job.
FBI. Here to see Detective Roberts.
So who took it out? Somebody I know? My wife?
Come on, if somebody's taking a contract out on my life, I'd like to know.
I can't say without compromising our source. You understand?
No. Not when it's my life, I don't understand.
If you want we can assign someone to you.
You know what? My life is dangerous enough as it is.
Well, we'll let you get back to your business.
Okay. Larry, Bob. Thanks for visiting The Garden State.
Hey, what do you know about Frank Lucas?
We know that you keep calling about him.
We believe that peace is at hand:
The clip Richie's friend asks him to leave Frank alone from American Gangster (2007) with Russell Crowe
We believe that an agreement is within sight:
As I said earlier:::
Hey, Joey. Hi.
All right. Yeah, tomorrow. Why?
What the fuck is a microwave?
It's a scientific force, like atomic energy.
It rearranges the molecules.
Of what? Of what? Of popcorn.
Of your head. Stick it in. Go on.
I can get you one of those.
Brand new, just like this. I'll have it delivered.
No, thank you.
Hey. Where is that?
Aspen. We just got back. Had a great time. You know who we met?
Yeah. I'm not kidding.
A lot people from Hollywood go up there now. They're buying up everything.
This is your place?
You know what that's worth? Ski in, ski out. Five bedrooms.
Sauna. Everything. We were guests.
It's your place.
The clip Richie's friend asks him to leave Frank alone Part 2 from American Gangster (2007)
Isn't there something we can do,
about leaving the big guy alone?
You know who I mean.
I don't report what you just said, I can get in a lot of trouble.
I do report it, then the trouble is yours.
I'm hoping you won't do that.
Richie, come on. I'm not taping it.
How do you know? Because we're friends.
And I'm telling you, this is a real offer.
From who? Your uncle?
Why would you do this? Why would you risk our friendship?
I care what happens to you.
You shouldn't have done this.
I had to, I had no choice. Neither do you. Richie!
You don't have a choice. Just leave Frank Lucas alone.
You tell Marie I had to leave. I'm sorry.
Tell her why.
The clip Richie gets a subpoena from American Gangster (2007)
Don't shoot! Don't shoot! Don't shoot!
Are you Richie Roberts?
Yes, so what?
You've been served. I'm sorry.
The clip Frank is mad at Nicky for using his brand name on diluted Blue Magic from American Gangster (2007) with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Denzel Washington
He's been diluting it so much. We're down 2%, 3% pure.
And you tested it? You're sure?
Fuck you looking at?
How you doing, Nick?
It's all great. Welcome.
I need to talk to you.
Great. Come on.
Hey, you all, everybody get out! Let's go. Come on! Hurry up!
Sit, my brother.
I take it you talked to Charlie.
Guess you wanna hear more about my Black coalition.
Let me explain to you...
No, no, no.
I'm all right. That's not what I came here for, Nick.
Yeah, everybody's good, Nick.
You know, everybody's happy. Charlie, Baz, the Italians,
you know, Johnny Law. Everybody's happy except you.
I'm happy, Frank.
You happy? Really?
Well, maybe I'm the one with the problem. Yeah, go on. Get one.
I gotta problem 'cause
I don't understand why you gotta take something that's perfectly good
The clip Frank is mad at Nicky for using his brand name on diluted Blue Magic Part 2 from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington
and mess it up.
See, brand names. Brand names mean something. Understand?
Shut the fuck up!
Go ahead, Frank. I'm sorry about that bullshit.
That's a brand name. Like Pepsi, that's a brand name.
I stand behind it. I guarantee it.
They know that, even if they don't know me any more than
they know the chairman of General Mills.
What the fuck are you talking about, Frank?
What I'm talking about is when you chop my dope down
to one, two, three, four, five percent and then you call it Blue Magic,
that is trademark infringement. You understand what I'm saying?
With all due respect, Frank, if I buy something, I own it.
No, that ain't true. That ain't true.
If I buy a car, and I wanna paint it, I can paint the motherfucker.
Yeah, but you don't have to.
This is what I'm saying to you, Nick, you don't have to. Good enough the way it is.
You can make enough money off it the way it is, just by calling it Blue Magic.
Anything more than that is greed, son.
What you want, Frank? You want me to change the name on it?
I would have to insist that you change the name.
Fine by me, Frank. I'll call it Red Magic, even though that don't sound as good.
I don't give a fuck what you call it. Put a chokehold on the motherfucker
and call it Blue Dog Shit, you know what I mean?
I don't care, just don't let me catch you doing this again.
Catch me? Infringement? Insist?
I don't like these words as much as,
"Please, thank you, I'm sorry to bother you, Nicky. "
These are better words you use to come to my motherfucking club
without an invitation! You hear me?
The clip Frank's nephew admires him from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, T.I.
Come on, big man. Throw the ball.
Get yourself ready, old man. All right!
Come on, now. Your pop said you had an arm on you. Come on!
I'm gonna set your ass in the grass, Uncle Melvin.
Hey! Watch your mouth, boy. Throw the ball!
Damn, Uncle Melvin, I'm a pitcher, not an outfielder!
Steve. Steve, come here.
Come, sit down.
Uncle Frank. What's happening?
How you doing?
You want a drink?
You know better than that.
Why didn't you show up for that meeting, Steve?
I set it up with the Yankees and Billy Martin.
Why didn't you show up?
Don't lie to me.
I don't want to play ball no more.
What you talking about?
You decided? Decided what?
That ain't what I want.
What you talking about?
You've been playing since you was a little boy.
You were ready to go into the pros. What you...
Frank! We got a problem, man.
What do you want?
I want what you got, Uncle Frank.
I want to be you.
The clip Frank's wedding from American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin
Right there, Mr Lucas. Right there. Good.
Can I get a shot here, Frank? Right here.
Looking good, Frank.
Right on, Frank!
She's the most beautiful bride I've ever seen.
That's my sunshine right there, Mr Williams. I wish Bumpy had met her.
Throw it to me!
Get a picture.
Come here, baby.